New Sony Xperia 1 IV has arrived, and it delves deeper into its interests: photography, video, movies, music, and gaming. If you want to go pro, the Mark 4 shares some features with the Xperia Pro and Pro-I.
It’s also a high-priced concept at $1599. To be sure, the device has plenty of premium features, beginning with a 6.5-inch 4K (well, 1644 x 3840 but close enough) OLED with a 120Hz refresh rate.
A Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, IP68 waterproofing, 512GB of storage, 12GB of RAM, a 5000mAh battery, and even a headphone jack are also included.
Sony’s new smartphone has three rear-facing cameras, each with a 12-megapixel resolution. The first is a 16mm ultra-wide lens with an f/2.2 aperture and a 1/2.5-inch sensor.
The second is a 24mm wide camera with an f/1.7 aperture and a 1/1.7-inch sensor, as well as image stabilization via Sony’s Optical SteadyShot technology. A 3D iToF sensor is located beneath the camera (time of flight).
The final camera is a periscope-style camera with an 85-125mm f/2.3-f/2.8 lens in front of a 1/3.5-inch sensor and Optical SteadyShot.
For starters, the zoom range is extremely limited: only 3.5–5.2x in comparison to the standard 24mm wide-angle.
Sony and its Xperia phone line are after your heart, creativity, and wallet if you’re a creative type, photographer, filmmaker, gamer, or audiophile. After all, the Sony Xperia 1 IV costs $1,600, which is roughly equivalent to £1,295 or AU$2,300, making the new phone one of the most expensive available today.